Political and Legislative
Early Voting Hits 58.6M, Surpassing 2016 Early and Absentee Votes
The number of people who have already voted in this year’s presidential election has surpassed the total number of people who submitted early or absentee ballots in 2016 – with nine days remaining until Election Day.
The Associated Press reported that the number of Americans who have voted early so far totaled roughly 58.6 million Sunday afternoon, a total that would continue to grow before the day’s end as many precincts across the country remain open.
Registered Democrats continue to lead registered Republicans with 51 percent to 31 percent of all votes cast, though the gap has closed slightly in recent days as early in-person voting has begun.